Advice needed! Press and Seal in bottom of incubator ok?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by QuailQT, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. QuailQT

    QuailQT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm starting to work on a homeade styrofoam cooler incubator and I don't really want to spray a sealant on the bottom because I don't want it to possibly harm my precious eggs. I started wondering if "Press and Seal" (plastic wrap) would work. It sticks just fine on the styrofoam and I thought it would be so easy to peel it off afterwards while keeping it like brand new.

    Before I go ahead with it, I wanted to check and see if anyone can think of a reason why maybe I shouldn't use it. I've never made an incubator before and don't want to hurt my eggs. I might use it as a see through window on top too if there isn't any reason not to use it.

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  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Sounds good to me?
     
  3. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
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    for a window, i bought a pieve of 8x11 plexiglass from lowes.. it was only a $ or 2... and i glues it in with gorilla glue, then put ducktape to double secure and to make it look a little prettier.... no rough edges from where i cut the foam visible...

    i didn't put anything on my styrofoam to seal it... but putting it in there to make clean up easier is a good idea... are you putting a harware wire platform in it?? if not i would worry about them scratching the press and seal and shredding it then picking at it... depending on how long you need to leave them in there as you wait for pokeys to hatch...

    good luck with your bator
     
  4. QuailQT

    QuailQT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you putting a harware wire platform in it?? if not i would worry about them scratching the press and seal and shredding it then picking at it... depending on how long you need to leave them in there as you wait for pokeys to hatch...

    Yep, I was going to only put the P'nS down on the bottom and up the sides just to where the hardware cloth will be. I've seen how curious these little chicks can be! They love to peck at everything including each other!

    The last batch I had...I placed a little mirror in with them. They were all lined up in front of it chirping away and it entertained them for quite some time. It was so cute to watch!​
     

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